Rochester, N.Y. — A man pleaded guilty Friday for the fatal shooting of a teenager who had just gotten off a school bus last year.
Salahuddin Floyd Jr., 19, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter for shooting and killing Bryson Simpson, 17, on Otis Street, March 11, 2022.
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Police said Simpson, a student at Edison Tech High School, was getting off the bus with three friends around 3 p.m. when he was shot and killed. His friends escaped unharmed.
“Bryson Simpson was a teenager with his life ahead of him, and Salahuddin Floyd, Jr. stripped that away,” Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley said in a statement. “This shooting occurred in broad daylight where school buses drop off students. The Monroe County District Attorney’s Office will not tolerate the senseless violence plaguing our community. We hope that Mr. Floyd will use his time in the Department of Corrections to reflect on the suffering he has caused Bryson’s friends and family.”
Floyd is expected to be sentenced to 25 years in prison, plus 5 years of post-release supervision.
Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 24.
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